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Hybrids?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by allmychickens, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    I've heard you can cross a pheasant with a chicken! what else can be crossed with chickens? Pictures??
    What can you cross with Ducks?
    Turkeys?
    what other cool animal hybrids are their?
     
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  2. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turkeys, quail, pheasants, as well as some rare jungle fowls that I dont remember the names of have all hybridized with chickens. I have heard Silver Pheasants and chicken hybrids are quite fertile. I dont know much about ducks. You may find this interesting: http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKHybrids.html
     
  3. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive heard of these crosses:
    Pheasant-Chicken
    Pheasant-Turkey
    Pheasant-Peafowl
    Peafowl-Turkey
    Peafowl-Chicken
    Peafowl-Guinea fowl
    Guinea fowl-Chicken
    Guinea fowl-Turkey
    Domestic Duck(Mallard descendant)-Muscovy Duck. I have had some of those before.
    Cat-Rabbit. Seen one before
    Horse-Donkey. Seen one before
    Donkey-Zebra
    Dog-Coyote. Seen some before, Nasty buggers!

    There are MANY hybrids out there, but those are the ones I can think of right now.
     
  4. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How does that work? They aren't close enough relation to hybridize I thought?

    Dog-wolf is another common hybrid. Nasty mix.
     
  5. justafewchickens

    justafewchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A cat-rabbit hybrid? Impossible.
     
  6. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How does that work? They aren't close enough relation to hybridize I thought?

    Dog-wolf is another common hybrid. Nasty mix.

    I disagree with you on wolf dog mixes being nasty. I have known a few and they were very nice animals. But they are not for everyone. Cat rabbit cross was a joke/scam years ago. It is impossible. They called them 'cabbits'. It is really just a cat with a genetic defect, causing the leg bones to look similar to a rabbits.
     
  7. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A wolf hybrid is still at heart a wolf, and were HUGE in one place we lived. I carried a .45 pistol with me at all times because more than once we were challenged by one who was unrestrained. I refuse to call them nice pets.

    They may be decent for a wild animal. But they are not a pet to me, nor will they ever be. I've met a coyote hybrid who was far more civil than any of the wolf hybrids I met. Granted, he won that because he was shy and wouldn't try to challenge a person first, and I never tried to challenge him, so he was likely still a coyote if you challenged him.
     
  8. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree they are not 'pets' in the sense that a dog or cat is. They are also not for most people. But not all are aggressive. But just because they are not a pet to you does not mean they can not be a pet to someone else.
     
  9. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    those are cool hybrids
     
  10. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How does that work? They aren't close enough relation to hybridize I thought?

    It doesn't.
     

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